About Us

Link Group administers financial ownership data and drives user engagement, analysis and insight through technology. We deliver complete solutions for companies, large asset owners and trustees across the globe. Our commitment to market-leading client solutions is underpinned by our investment in people, processes and technology.

As part of our vision, we are committed to creating a business environment where our people are recognised and rewarded in a professional culture that embraces both sustainable practices and participation in a range of community initiatives. Today, Link Group has over 6,000 employees across the globe, led by our experienced board and management team.

Michael Carapiet

Michael Carapiet

Independent Chairman and Non-Executive Director

Michael Carapiet was appointed as a Director and Chair of the Company in 2015. He is an ex-officio member of all Board Committees.

Michael is Chair of Smartgroup Corporation Limited. He was previously Chair of Insurance & Care NSW (icare), Chair of SAS Trustee Corporation and a Director of Southern Cross Media Group Limited.

Michael has also served on Commonwealth Government boards including Infrastructure Australia, Clean Energy Finance Corporation and Export Finance Insurance Corporation.

Michael has over 30 years of experience in banking and financial services and holds a Master of Business Administration from Macquarie University, Sydney.

Andrew (Andy) Green

Andrew (Andy) Green, CBE

Independent Non-Executive Director

Andy Green was appointed a Non-Executive Director of the Company in 2018. He is Chair of the Risk Committee and a member of the Technology & Transformation Committee.

Andy is Chair of Simon Midco Ltd the holding company of Lowell Group, Chair of Gentrack Group Ltd and Senior Independent Director of Airtel Africa plc.

He is a Commissioner at the UK’s National Infrastructure Commission, Chair of WaterAid UK and a trustee of WWF UK.

Andy's earlier career at BT Group (formerly British Telecom) spanned more than 20 years, including as CEO of Global Services. He also previously served as Group Chief Executive of IT and management consultancy company Logica plc, and as Senior Independent Director at ARM Holdings plc.

Andy holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering with first class honours from Leeds University.

Peeyush Gupta

Mark Lennon

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mark Lennon was appointed a Non-Executive Director of the Company in 2023.

Mark has been involved with the financial services industry for 30 years. Mark is currently a Director of Aware Financial Services, the Sydney Financial Forum, research house the McKell Institute and APHEDA the Australian unions overseas aid organisation.

Mark has been on the Board of number of superannuation funds including ASSET Super and nine years as a Director of First State Super (now Aware Super).

Mark is a former secretary of Unions NSW and past president of the ALP NSW branch. During his time at Unions NSW, he dealt with many superannuation and financial services matters on behalf of both accumulation and defined benefit fund members.

Mark holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of NSW and is a graduate of the Harvard Trade Union Program. He is a member of the Finance Sector Union and the United Services Union.

Fiona Trafford-Walker

Fiona Trafford-Walker

Independent Non-Executive Director

Fiona Trafford-Walker was appointed a Non-Executive Director of the Company in 2015. She is Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Technology & Transformation Committee.

Fiona is a Director of Perpetual Limited, FleetPartners Group Limited, Prospa Group Ltd, and chairs the Audit and Risk committees at Prospa and FleetPartners. Fiona is also a Director of Victorian Funds Management Corporation.

Fiona was previously an Investment Director at Frontier Advisors (Frontier). She was the inaugural Managing Director at Frontier and held that role for 11 years until 2011 when she became the Director of Consulting until 2017. Fiona played a critical role in growing Frontier and has over 28 years of experience in advising institutional investors on investment and governance-related issues.

Fiona holds a Master of Finance from RMIT University and a Bachelor of Economics (with Honours) from James Cook University. Fiona is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Vivek Bhatia

Vivek Bhatia

CEO and Managing Director

Vivek Bhatia joined Link Group in 2020 as CEO and Managing Director.

Vivek serves on the Board of Property Exchange Australia Limited (PEXA) as a Non-Executive Director.

Vivek has over two decades of experience in financial services, technology, government and management consulting. He is an experienced chief executive, having led a number of complex businesses throughout his career. Vivek joined Link Group from QBE Insurance Group where from 2018 he was Chief Executive Officer of the ASX-listed general insurance and reinsurance company’s Australia Pacific division. Vivek joined QBE from Insurance and Care NSW where he was Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the public finance corporation. Prior to this, he co-led the Asia-Pacific Restructuring and Transformation practice at McKinsey & Company and also previously held senior executive roles at Wesfarmers Insurance, including responsibility for leading the Australian underwriting businesses of Lumley, WFI and Coles Insurance as CEO of Wesfarmers General Insurance Ltd.

Vivek holds an undergraduate degree in engineering, a post graduate in business administration and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (ICFAI).

Anne McDonald

Anne McDonald

Independent Non-Executive Director

Anne McDonald was appointed a Non-Executive Director of the Company in 2016. She is a member of the Audit Committee and Chair of the Human Resources and Remuneration Committee.

Anne is a Non-Executive Director of Smartgroup Corporation Limited, St Vincent's Health Australia Limited and Transport Asset Holding Entity of New South Wales. Anne was previously a non-executive director of GPT Group, Spark Infrastructure Group and Chair of Water NSW and Specialty Fashion Group.

Previously a partner at Ernst & Young for 15 years, Anne has over 35 years of business experience in finance, accounting, auditing, risk management and governance. She is an experienced director and has pursued a fulltime career as a Non-Executive Director since 2006.

Anne is a Chartered Accountant, a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney.

Anne McDonald

Gail Pemberton, AO

Independent Non-Executive Director

Gail Pemberton was appointed a Non-Executive Director of the company in 2024.

Gail has more than 35 years’ experience in financial services – principally in Retail and Investment banking as well as Custody and Fund Administration with a strong focus on technology and technology intensive businesses. Gail is currently Chair of FleetPartners Group and Prospa Group Ltd, and a Non-Executive Director of Symbio Holdings Ltd, Sydney Metro, HSBC Bank Australia and Land Services WA.

Prior to taking up a Non-Executive Director career, Gail was COO, UK at BNP Paribas and CEO and Managing Director, BNP Paribas, Australia and New Zealand. She was previously Group Chief Information Officer and Financial Services Group COO at Macquarie Bank.

Gail was awarded the Order of Australia (AO) in the Australia Day Honours list 2018 for distinguished service to the finance and banking industry through a range of roles, as an advocate for technology, and as a mentor to women.

Gail holds a Master of Arts from the University of Technology Sydney, and a Graduate Certificate in Finance from Griffith University. She is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD).

Today, Link Group is a market-leading provider of scaled, technology-enabled administration solutions, with over 6,500 employees working across the globe. Our clients include some of the world's largest corporations, pension funds, and financial institutions.

Vivek Bhatia
CEO and Managing Director, Link Group

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